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Mark Carman Joins Staff at International Cooperating Ministries

Contact: Janice Rosser Allen, ICM, 800-999-3892, 757-827-6704, JAllen@icm.org

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture believers and assist Church growth worldwide, has announced the appointment of Mark Carman as its new director of radio, TV, music and product development. Carman is an American music producer, songwriter, musician and entertainment executive. He has appeared as a musician, vocalist or producer on more than 2,800 recordings and has provided his services to some of the top names in the entertainment industry in various roles ranging from producer to promoter. Some of his credits include: Alabama, Shenandoah, T. Graham Brown, Trace Adkins, Jimmy Fortune, Billy Walker, Marty Raybon, The Judds, Billy Joe Royal, Helen Reddy, George Jones, Alan Jackson, Rebecca Holden and more. He has produced more than 20 Top 40 recordings.

Mark is a member of BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated), the GMA (Gospel Music Association), the CMA (Country Music Association), and he is a voting member of The Grammy Awards. He is a co-founder of IAIRA (The International Association of Independent Recording Artists).

He is a veteran of the United States Navy and a former police officer. In 1990, he was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by Kentucky Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson. That same year, he was inducted into the Policeman's Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was honored as an Ambassador of Good Will by the governor of Tennessee. In 2008, a Doctorate of Humanities title was awarded him by St. Luke College in Fresno, Calif., and he was ordained a Minister of the Gospel. In 2011, Mark was awarded the President's Award for Volunteers in Service to America.

ICM is a Hampton-based ministry founded by businessman Dois I. Rosser. ICM has over 4,100 churches built or under construction in 63 countries and uses the Mini Bible College, written by Pastor Dick Woodward, as its curriculum to nurture new believers. This comprehensive Bible survey is available in 26 languages through radio, Internet, audio players and printed study material. More than 44,000 small groups around the world use the Mini Bible College.

International Cooperating Ministries is a ministry of the Rosser Foundation, a public charity tax-exempt 501(c)(3), and is located at 606 Aberdeen Road in Hampton, Va.

To schedule an interview, contact Lisa Cherry at 1-800-999-3892 or e-mail lcherry@icm.org